- Presence of a chronic or acute hand or upper extremity condition that has not responded to conservative treatments.
- Severity of the condition, including functional limitations, pain, deformity, or loss of mobility, that significantly impacts the patient's quality of life.
- Overall health status of the patient, including the absence of any medical conditions that may pose significant risks during surgery or impede the healing process.
- Adequate bone density and healing potential to support surgical intervention and postoperative recovery.
- Age, as surgical interventions may have varying risks and benefits depending on the patient's age group.
Eligibility for Hand & Upper Extremity Treatment
A thorough evaluation by a qualified hand surgeon is necessary to assess patient eligibility for hand and upper extremity surgery. Patient eligibility criteria for hand and upper extremity surgery may include: